World Trade Center Of The Americas Resubmitted To FAA At 980 Feet

World Trade Center of The Americas is requesting approval again from the Federal Aviation Administration for a building height of nearly 1000 feet.

The project is slated to replace a Holiday Inn at 340 Biscayne Boulevard. It is sometimes called ITC Miami.

In 2015, Regalia Developers Inc. obtained FAA approval for a tower to be built at 969 feet above ground, or 980 feet above sea level. Extensions were applied for in 2017 and again in August 2018, but the FAA told Regalia that only one extension is permitted, and a new application would be required.

On August 17, Regalia applied for a new approval at exactly the same height as approved in 2015 – 980 feet above ground. Review is underway.

The project site is next door to the 94-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences project, which is approved at 1,049 feet above ground.

World Trade Center of the Americas is approved by the city as a 77-story tower with 400 residential units, 100 hotel rooms, 246,529 square feet of office space, and 516 parking spaces. Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

With all the New Yorkers moving to Miami, it only makes sense to build the new Manhattan! Miami is looking greater day after day❤️

Anonymous
2 years ago

To you NYers, remember why you left NY, please.. It wasn’t just the weather..

La Mala
2 years ago

Niña BE NICE to foreigners! por dios.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How about those foreigners be nice to me and stop treating me like they treat their black population in their home countries.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Triple standard.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami International Airport needs to face their runways in different directions. How do they expect to continue landings and takeoffs over Downtown Miami? The skyline is getting taller and taller every day

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s pretty much impossible. They would have to demolish thousands of homes and rebuild FTL. There were once plans to build a mega airport, the largest in the world, out in the Everglades off Tamiami Trail. You can still see some of the early groundwork that was done in Google Earth. But if Miami was to build a new airport, it would have to be at the Homestead airport site.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We’re talking about MIA not FTL. MIA’s runway runs straight into downtown Miami. They absolutely have the space to make all their runways angled NE at a 45 degree angle directly towards North Miami Beach. The only thing stopping them are cargo bays which is not expensive to move. There are no “thousands of home that need to be demolished” or “pretty much impossible”. Go look at a map of the airport.

Having most of MIA’s runways face directly into Downtown, Brickell, and Coconut Grove is ludicrous seeing as waters edge is 4 miles away from the airport! Compare that the edge of the water at a 45 degree angle from MIA which would put it directly to the east of the Miami Shores Country Club which is 7.5 miles away from MIA. There are no problems landing or taking off at that distance especially with no high rise buildings in that area. There is a problem when you have less than 4-5 miles to land or takeoff and you HAVE to fly over high rise buildings.

suomynona
2 years ago

Huh? How do you propose they rotate the runways to point in that direction?

( . )( . )
2 years ago

You do not know what you are writing about. Downtown Miami is not in the direct FLIGHT path of MIA. However, it is in the INSTRUMENT path of MIA. The decision by the FAA is made in Atlanta and not by any one at MIA, and as such, they have been very conservative on the heights of building to which Miami 21 was influenced by in the current zoning amendments. These heights can be challenged but would take considerable time and lobbying funds to change to which only one developer had tried but gave up after 5 years.

Anonymous
2 years ago

or kendall executive.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Runways are designed to take advantage of prevailing winds, which in Miami come from the East.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Finally someone with some sense of knowledge — thanks for education these folks before I have to intervene.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“thanks for education these folks before I have to intervene?”

Before you start “education” these folks, start with yourself first.

Correctly written your sentence should say – thanks for “educating” these folks…….

Anonymous
2 years ago

I just can’t imagine the Miami skyline in 10 years.. Looking forward to it!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Manhattan will look like a small town in comparison

Anonymous
2 years ago

Apparently, you’re delusional.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Have you ever been there?

Anonymous
2 years ago

YES

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agreed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is one of those buildings where I hope the final outcome looks a lot better than the rendering

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its a place holder model

Anonymous
2 years ago

At the very least, it needs a decent crown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope this is built before the 94-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences project.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tear down the crappy hotel there at the moment, and if the development ends up being a dud, maybe PMG can buy the land for a bigger and more monumental tower.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How many worldcenters can there be??????!!!!!!!!

Deep Thoughts
1 year ago

Everyone is at the center of their own world. In the end, it’s all relative.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I have mixed feelings about this. The cube building will be a great addition to our skyline. Putting another huge building could be good or bad depending on the proximity between the two. 1000 Museum is a great building but it is literally just feet away from Museum Park, it just looks odd. If there is a street or a shorter building in between these two it will be great.

Polo
2 years ago

This project is pie in the sky for the foreseeable future.

( . )( . )
2 years ago

what an abomination of a design. To have that height and location and to come up with such a mundane, ordinary, and uninspiring design on Miami’s waterfront would be a travesty.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Boring ass Miami architecture…same-old rectangular building. …These developers lack balls.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We need some Dubai flavor

Anonymous
2 years ago

Mmmmm, tall spiraling rectangle ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Horrible looking building

Anonymous
2 years ago

That is just a place holder model.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Mmmmm tall spiraling rectangle tower ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Let’s get construction going this time around…

Polo
2 years ago

Is this project pie in the sky for the foreseeable future?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Another missed opportunity for a signature tower. Still salvageable with a tapered ( pointed ) crown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope the Waldorf Astoria grows on me… it’s also a shame the Skyrise is going to block this future skyline.

Danny Costa
2 years ago

Look at it from another angle. Problemo solvedemo

Anonymous
2 years ago

I was wondering whatever happened to this tower. Glad to see it’s still in th works… best tower architectonica has designed in my opinion an that’s saying a lot coming from them.

Steaming pile of Ocertown feces
2 years ago

No

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yaaas

Anonymous
2 years ago

Does anyone know why FAA must re-review a previously approved height? What’s changed?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Someone needs another payoff.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stunning design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Another missed opportunity for a signature tower. Still salvageable
with a tapered (pointed) crown.